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Antonyms for sluggish
ˈslʌg ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sluggish, sulky(adj)

    moving slowly

    "a sluggish stream"

    Antonyms:
    active, fast

    Synonyms:
    gloomful, huffish, sulky, dull, glooming, inert, soggy, gloomy, torpid, slow

  2. dull, slow, sluggish(adj)

    (of business) not active or brisk

    "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"

    Antonyms:
    active, fast

    Synonyms:
    thudding, dim, wearisome, torpid, dense, muted, boring, dumb, leaden, tedious, slow, obtuse, deadening, soggy, sulky, tiresome, muffled, ho-hum, irksome, inert, dull, softened

  3. inert, sluggish, soggy, torpid(adj)

    slow and apathetic

    "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"

    Antonyms:
    active, fast

    Synonyms:
    miry, waterlogged, dull, torpid, doughy, sloughy, inert, squashy, swampy, sulky, slow, neutral, sloppy, marshy, quaggy, mucky, soggy, indifferent, hibernating(a), boggy, muddy, dormant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sluggish

    Idle in all uses rests upon its root meaning, as derived from the Anglo-Saxon idel, which signifies vain, empty, useless. Idle thus denotes not primarily the absence of action, but vain action — the absence of useful, effective action; the idle schoolboy may be very actively whittling his desk or tormenting his neighbors. Doing nothing whatever is the secondary meaning of idle. One may be temporarily idle of necessity; if he is habitually idle, it is his own fault. Lazy signifies indisposed to exertion, averse to labor; idleness is in fact; laziness is in disposition or inclination. A lazy person may chance to be employed in useful work, but he acts without energy or impetus. We speak figuratively of a lazy stream. The inert person seems like dead matter (characterized by inertia), powerless to move; the sluggish moves heavily and toilsomely; the most active person may sometimes find the bodily or mental powers sluggish. Slothful belongs in the moral realm, denoting a self-indulgent aversion to exertion. "The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth," Prov. xxvi, 15. Indolent is a milder term for the same quality; the slothful man hates action; the indolent man loves inaction. Compare VAIN.

    Antonyms:
    active, busy, diligent, employed, industrious, occupied, working

    Synonyms:
    idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, slothful, trifling, unemployed, unoccupied, vacant

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sluggish

    Antonyms:
    active, quick, nervous, laborious

    Synonyms:
    slow, inert, indolent, phlegmatic, slothful, iazy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sluggish(a)

    Synonyms:
    idle, lazy, slothful, inactive, slow, inert

How to use sluggish in a sentence?

  1. Hsu Kuo-An:

    The momentum remains weak this year, with less than 5 percent of year-on-year growth in 2016, the global economic outlook is still sluggish, and Taiwan is losing out to Chinese rivals. A wild card is how strong the demand will be for the new iPhones Apple is set to launch in March.

  2. Edmund Burke:

    In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute.

  3. Lauren Goodwin:

    Coming out of this crisis investors will likely have to cope with bond yields that are lower for longer and a more confusing path, it's time for investors to look for sectors that do well when the economy is sluggish.

  4. Eric Chaney:

    When global growth is so sluggish, when corporate profits are so miserable, when pay rises are so small - you don't need a very big shock to disturb global markets significantly.

  5. Maggie Moon:

    Water warms you up another way as well. It helps power your metabolism, and a sluggish metabolism translates into less overall body heat. Aim for the requisite eight glasses a day at a minimum, recommended Maggie Moon, but always drink more before and after workouts. RELATED : 12 Reasons Dehydration Is Bad for Your Body You don't consume enough vitamin B12 This nutrient found only in animal products plays big role in preventing big chills. The body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen through your system.

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